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July 2017

Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Arts & Crafts Festival

July 29 - July 30
Old Saybrook Town Green, 302 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Celebrate summer and the Arts at the 54th Annual Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, July 29th from 10am - 5pm and Sunday, July 30th from 10am - 4pm.

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New England Food Truck Festival

July 29 - July 30
Eastern States Fairground, 875 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089 United States
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Gather your foodie friends and head to the home of the New England Food Truck Festival in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Lyme Street Studios’ Open House

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lyme Street Studio, Village Shops Building, 10-16 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Discover the work of three nationally-recognized painters, Deb Quinn-Munson, Judy Friday and Sandy Garvin, at Lyme Street Studios' Open House in Old Lyme's Village Shops during Midsummer Festival.

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CT River Museum’s Theater Along the River

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Enjoy an evening of outdoor theater in a waterfront setting at Flock Theatre's  summer production of Shakespeare’s classic "The Tempest" at the Connecticut River Museum on Saturday, July 29th from 7 - 9pm (lawn opens at 6pm). Lawn seating allows attendees to set up a picnic blanket or folding chairs, food and non alcoholic beverages are welcome. A cash bar serving beer and wine will be provided by the Museum. Tickets: $18/general admission, $12/museum members, $10/ kids under 12. Tickets…

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RJ Julia Booksellers Presents Senator Al Franken

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shubert Theater, 247 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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$40

RJ Julia Booksellers presents Senator Al Franken in conversation with WNPR's Colin McEnroe, discussing Frank's latest book "Giant of the Senate," at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven.

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August 2017

Admission Tour Days at Hopkins School for Grades 7-12

August 1 - August 9
Hopkins School, 986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515 United States
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Experience the welcoming and diverse community at Hopkins School. Get a peak at the school before the 2018-2019 admission season officially begins in September. Attend a Tour Day on July 19 or August 9.

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Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at The Hill-Stead Museum

August 1 - August 16
Hill- Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06037 United States
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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. This unique outdoor arts event on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark features Billy Collins, Cornelius Eddy, Jericho Brown among other internationally renowned poets. Tickets are also available for Dinner with Billy Collins, a special event to benefit the museum.

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The Friday Night Painters: Show Their Stuff at Guilford Art Center

August 1 - August 11
Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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free

Enjoy the Guilford Art Center's new gallery exhibition with an opening reception and gallery talk. Both events and the exhibition are free and open to the public

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Grand Opening of Elements Massage Branford

August 1 - August 15
Elements Massage of Branford, 2 Chestnut Street
Branford, CT 06405 United States
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$49

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Elements Massage Branford with 60-minute massages for only $49 for the first two weeks of August.

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Back to School Supply Drive

August 1 - August 18
Total Design Source, LLC, 180 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Help local families by donating essential items at The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce and Youth & Family Services' Back to School Supply Drive now thru August 18th.

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Rickie Lee Jones at The Kate

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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See two-time Grammy winner and cultural phenomenon Rickie Lee Jones perform at The Kate in Old Saybrook.

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6th Annual Middletown Music Festival

August 4 - August 6
Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06475 United States
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Experience a family-friendly, grassroots movement that will have you coming back year after year at the 6th Annual Middletown Music Festival, featuring local music that is free and open to the public.

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Summer Sidewalk Sale Days

August 4 - August 5
Essex Town Park, Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shop local and snag big bargains at unique boutiques, classic and contemporary clothiers, specialty shops and more during the annual Sidewalk Sale Days in the villages of Essex, Ivoryton, and Centerbrook.

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Sareh Nouri NY Trunk Show

August 4 - August 6
Sareh Nouri NY Trunk Show, 693 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Discover the beauty of Sareh Nouri NY evening gowns at Angie Lu Tailors' Sareh Nouri NY Trunk Show in Madison.

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First Friday in Chester

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Chester, 16 Main Street
Chester, 06412 United States
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Stroll the charming town of Chester and peruse new work on August's First Friday.

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Free Movie on the Beach

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jacob’s Beach, 140 Seaside Avenue
Guilford, 06437 United States
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Bring your beach chair and/or blanket and head to Jacob's Beach in Guilford for a free showing of Smurfs: The Lost Village.

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Connecticut River Artisans’ One Year Celebration

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans Co-op, 55 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Support local artisans and celebrate their first anniversary with local art and refreshments at Connecticut River Artisans' One Year Celebration on Main Street in Essex.

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Adi Dahlke at Paynter Fine Art

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paynter Fine Art, 16 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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See the work of local artist Adi Dahlke at Paynter Fine Art on Lyme Street in Old Lyme, with an opening reception on August 5th from 5 - 7 pm.

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Fresh Off the Easel: A Benefit for the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

August 6
Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue
Watch Hill, 06891 United States
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Spend the day at a one-of-a-kind event at Ocean House to benefit the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts at Fresh Off the Easel. You'll celebrate regional artists painting en plein air at ten exquisite private settings along coastal Rhode Island, from Watch Hill to Weekapaug.

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Dinners at the Farm

August 9 - August 13
White Gate Farm, 83 Upper Pattagansett Rd
East Lyme, CT 06333 United States
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Savor the goodness of a farm-to-table feast at Dinners at the Farm at White Gate Farm on Wednesday, August 9th, Friday, August 11th and Sunday, August 13th.

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Transformational Experiences – What Have You Done With Your Ah-Ha Moments?

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballou’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, 51 Whitfield St.
Guilford, CT United States
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$20

Listen to a presenter share a passion or new perspective on our culture and contemporary issues in an intimate, relaxed setting at The Sundown Salon's Transformational Experiences - What Have You Done With Your Ah-Ha Moments? at Ballou's Wine Bar.

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Arts on the Quad: Salt Marsh Opera

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and head to the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series, featuring Salt Marsh Opera.

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Grace’s Annual Tent Sale

August 10 - August 13
Grace, 46 Pennsylvania Avenue
Niantic, CT 06357 United States
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Take up to 75% off on classic to BOHO clothing, must-have jewelry and accessories plus beachy home décor and gifts at Grace's Annual Tent Sale.

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J. Horton’s K/LLER Collection Trunk Show

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
J. Horton, 690 Boston Post Road
Madison, 06443 United States
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Enjoy wine, snacks and 20% off designer jewelry at J. Horton's K/LLER Collection Trunk Show in Madison.

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Amy Leiner Designs’ Final Bead Sale in CT

August 11 - August 12
Amy Leiner Designs, 207 Neck Road
Madison, CT United States
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The BIG Moving Sale is finally here! Get deep discounts while supplies last at Amy Leiner Designs's Final Bead Sale in CT. Bring your creativity and snag some big bargains. Everything must go!

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11th Annual Shoreline Wine Festival

August 12 - August 13
Bishop’s Orchards Winery, 1355 Boston Post Rd
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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Taste, eat and enjoy at the 11th Annual Shoreline Wine Festival at Bishop's Orchards Winery in Guilford. The event features a vast wine selection from local vineyards, live music, craft vendors and more!

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Ann Lightfoot Jewelry Summer Studio Sale

August 12 - August 13
Lor Warner Studio / Gallery, 21 Main Street
Chester, CT 06412 United States
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Take 50 - 70% off at the Ann Lightfoot Jewelry Summer Studio Sale at Lori Warner Gallery in Chester.

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Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

August 12 - August 13
Downtown Mystic, Bank Street
Groton, CT 06355 United States
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Free

Gather the family and head to Mystic to discover the work of over 230 artists at the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival.

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Annual Peach and Chowder Festival in Stony Creek

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Church of Christ Congregational, 192 Thimble Islands Road
Stony Creek, CT 06405 United States
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Gather friends and family and head to the Annual Peach and Chowder Festival at the Church of Christ Congregational, facing the Thimble Islands in Stony Creek.

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Let’s Get Spatial: Map Quilting with Timna Tarr

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vista Life Innovations, 107 Bradley Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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$95

Learn to make a map quilt that creatively honors a place that is special to you at Let’s Get Spatial: Map Quilting with Timna Tarr at Vista Life Innovations in Madison.

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Mystic Whaler Cruises’ Sunday Brunch

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mystic Whaler Cruises, 35 Water Street
New London, CT 06320 United States
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Hop aboard a tall ship for an unforgettable dining and sailing adventure at Mystic Whaler Cruises' Sunday Brunch.

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New London’s Best BBQ Chef Competition

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown New London, New London , CT 06320 United States + Google Map
Free

Get ready for some finger-lickin' fun at The City of New London's Kansas City Barbeque Championship Cook Off.

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8th Annual Beachcomber Night

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Madison, Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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$10

Head to downtown Madison for the 8th Annual Beachcomber Night featuring live music, beverage samplings, tasty treats, special sales, drawings for prizes and more.

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Steven Stills and Judy Collins Perform at College Street Music Hall

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
College Street Music Hall, 238 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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Discover the vibrant live music scene at College Street Music Hall. Get tickets to see music legends Steven Stills and Judy Collins coming to New Haven in August!

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116th Hamburg Fair

August 18 - August 20
Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg Rd (Rt. 156) and Sterling City Rd.
Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Gather the family and head out to the 116th Hamburg Fair in Lyme, featuring many agricultural fair traditions while highlighting top local music talent and entertainment.

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Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty: Rock the Pink Night

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382 United States
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Have fun for a great cause at Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty: Rock the Pink Night at Mohegan Sun Arena.

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The 43rd Annual Milford Oyster Festival

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Milford, Milford, 06460 + Google Map

Delve in to the fun of 35,000 oysters, live music, local beer, crafts galore, amusement rides, civic groups, children's entertainment, schooner rides, classic cars and more at The 43rd Annual Milford Oyster Festival.

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Sizzle Steaks on the Grill with Weekend Kitchen

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Weekend Kitchen, 6 North Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Join Chef Jenn Magrey and Weekend Kitchen for a focus on prepping and grilling three different cuts of beef plus enjoy easy potatoes and pickings from the Farmer's Market.

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Appetizer and Dessert Crawl Fundraiser & Dog Adoption

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Shops at Yale, New Haven, CT 06511 United States + Google Map
$20

Enjoy appetizer and dessert samples from 12 great restaurants at The Shops at Yale at the Appetizer and Dessert Crawl Fundraiser & Dog Adoption in New Haven.

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Taste of the Shoreline

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guilford Town Green, Guilford, CT 06437 United States + Google Map
$20

Calling all foodies! Head to the Guilford Green and savor the flavors of foods from 20+ restaurants at the annual Taste of the Shoreline.

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